Moses, Success Face NFF Bans Over Zambia ‘Snub’

Moses, Success Face NFF Bans Over Zambia ‘Snub’

BY Richard Jideaka, Abuja

The Nigeria Football Federation are not happy with the duo of Victor Moses and Isaac Success for excusing themselves from Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Ndola on the grounds of being injured.

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Feelers from the Glass House revealed that the NFF doubt the authenticity of the duo's claim of being injured and have resolved to investigate their claims and if found to be false, will discipline them and this may even lead to their  being banned from future invitations. 

Both players put up excellent performances in their respective games in the Premier League in England over the last weekend and won the man of the match prizes. Success, a second half substitute, scored the equaliser for Watford against Bournemouth while Moses who started his first league game for Chelsea in three years was substituted late in the game against Hull.

"We know the two players had good games and there was no sign of injury on the duo during or after the game," an NFF source told Completesportsnigeria.com. "It came as a surprise to hear later that Moses was injured and that he would not be available for the game and Success finished his team's game before claiming injury. 

"Honestly, they won't go unpunished if our investigation turns out as we are suspecting. In fact, we are considering writing a protest to FIFA if we find out that they connived with their respective clubs to feign injuries and stay away from the matches.

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  • get a grip and get over ot NFF. No-one cares.

  • Funny NFF, Moses was subbed injured towards the end of Chelsea's game but for Success I sincerely can't say. But wait a minute; are they the only players Nigeria have? I can name almost a dozen good players who can play their positions, so why the sudden headache??????

    • Don't mind our inept and hapless NFF. They are very lazy and too preoccupied with meeting their target of estacodes while very good players toil away in Europes second tier leagues.

  • The NFF are right. I doubted their injury excuse. The reason for all this fake injury excuse is because playing for Nigeria is not interesting at all. It is headache and heartache. Just imagine the FA telling the players to find their way to Nigeria on their own. I can really believe it but it is happening. Who is to refund the money and when? As it stands are we sure the Eagles will go to Zambia? Even if they can manage it this time, what of the Cameroon and Algeria matches? I am guessing that the Cameroon match will be by road. Will the boys be willing to travel by road considering the risk? Remember Togo players road attack some years back on their way to a CAF Nations cup? What are the rich ones doing? Dangote want to buy Arsenal, he should be able and willing to sponsor the Super Eagles world Cup campaign. I don’t blame Moses and Success.